College Programs

The Zoo now offers multiple program offerings to supplement the college curriculum at a reduced rate. College groups of 10 or more can select a Self-Guided Field Trip, a Self-Guided Field Trip & Lecture or the Student Day Pass 
Self-Guided Field Trip
Book a Self-Guided Field Trip today at Zoo Atlanta’s best group rate. This option is ideal for college groups that plan to enter the gate and pay together as a group upon arrival.

Dates: daily year-round; Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday are less crowded.
Time/duration: Zoo hours; allow 2-3 hours to see most exhibits.
Reservations: must be made at least 48 hours prior to the date of the visit.*
Fee: $9.95 per participant
  • Minimum group size is 10.
  • One adult/group leader per every 10 students is required and admitted for FREE.
  • To reserve tax-free, submit a tax exempt form at the time of your reservation.
  • Group must enter the admissions gate at the same time.
  • Lump sum payment is collected at any admission window upon arrival, individual payments will not be accepted.


*Effective Jan. 1, 2016 - groups that arrive without a reservation will be charged $10.95 per person, no free adults.


Self-Guided Field Trip & Lecture
Upgrade your Self-Guided Field Trip to include a lecture by one of our esteemed staff by calling 404.624.5822. Lectures are $25.95 per person, which includes admission to the Zoo. Payment is required at the time of registration. Minimum group size is 10. Subject to availability.

Upcoming lectures:

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Cost: $25.95 per person


This program is designed specifically for high-school seniors and college students.

Program information -

  • Time: 10a – 12:30p
  • No minimum group size.
  • Advance registration and payment are required.
  • Program fee includes admission to the Zoo after the lecture.
  • Member and/or student pricing does not apply.
  • High-school seniors MUST be accompanied by paying adult chaperones while on Zoo grounds.
  • Lecture will be held rain or shine.
  • No refunds.

Student Day Pass
Need an option for your class to complete projects and research, but require greater flexibility in scheduling? Then the Student Day Pass is for you! We will email you a unique coupon to provide your students that allows them to arrive and pay individually at the front gate. Minimum group size is 10.

Dates: available daily year-round; we suggest Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday to avoid crowds.
Time/duration: regular Zoo hours; allow 2-3 hours to see most exhibits.
Fee: Students present a unique coupon received from Zoo Atlanta to pay $9.95 individually at the front gate.
Age requirement: Students must be at least 18 years old to participate.
Call 404.624.5822 with questions or email 

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